Peace has arrived

My very 1st Momiji doll has arrived! I plan to become a collector of Momiji and Kokeshi dolls. It took me a long time to settle on a collection of something I wouldn’t mind dusting regularly.

Her name is Peace, and she’s a message doll.

What’s the difference between the types of dolls?

What is a Momiji doll?

Momiji [‘mom-ee-jee’] is a brand of collectible, hand-painted dolls inspired by Asian style and contemporary illustration. Each Momiji has a small space in the base to hide a secret message on a blank piece of folded card which is included with the doll.

What are Kokeshi dolls?

Kokeshi (こけし こけし ?, kokeshi), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. Generally traditional Kokeshi dolls have no visible hands and feet, but modern styles have begun including them.